Applications and integration of human development and family background within professional settings.
In order to participate internship (HDFS 477 and HDFS 488), students will work closely with the Internship Director to ensure appropriate placement. Students must work with their adviser in advance to identify the semester for their internship. Students must review the distance placement process and submit the Distance Internship Application located online by the due dates for the appropriate semester.
Students who have submitted the application before the due date for their desired semester will be contacted soon after the due date with further information and instructions about the placement process. Following the successful completion of the distance placement process, students will be provided with registration instructions for HDFS 477 and HDFS 488.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Dr. Jen Krafchick, CFLE
HDFS Internship Director
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
This distance internship process is detailed online at
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
See important textbaook note at bottom of course description.
This course can be applied toward:
HDFS 277 (Professional Skills Development I). Completion of 90 credits. Human Development and Family Studies majors only. Departmental approval of cognate application (sec. 802 only).
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment. Students must have been accepted by HDFS to complete a cognate in lieu of an internship to be approved to register for this course.
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.This distance internship process is detailed online at http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/distance-field-placement.aspx.
See important textbook note at bottom of course description.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success - sec. 802 only*, 4th Ed. (2016)
Anderson, Lydia E. and Bolt, Sandra B.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
American Psychological Association
- The Successful Internship - sec. 801 only, 4th Ed. (2013)
Sweitzer, H. Frederick & King, Mary A.
*As sec. 802 is an 8-week course, please order your textbook as soon as possible.
Dr. Jennifer Krafchick
Dr. Jen Krafchick is a senior teaching assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Honors Program. She is a passionate educator and was recognized with the 2010 Honors Professor the the Year award and the 2011 Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association. In addition to teaching, she is the director of the Campus Connections mentoring program that works with at-risk youth and the assistant director of the Center for Couple and Family Therapy, both in HDFS at CSU.
Dr. Krafchick earned her Ph.D. in education and human resource studies with an emphasis in social justice education, her master's in human development and family studies with a specialization in marriage and family therapy, and a graduate certificate in women's studies from CSU. She is a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). She teaches and conducts research on issues related to mentoring, sexuality, gender, families, and diversity. She has extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence and in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Krafchick served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching junior high school students in the South Pacific.